Spartan Men Shut Out Marietta 3-0 in Season Opener

Spartan Men Shut Out Marietta 3-0 in Season Opener

Three different Spartans scored a goal as the Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team earned a 3-0 win versus the Marietta College Pioneers in its 2018 season opener.

CWRU began its scoring with a goal at the 36:24 mark when sophomore midfielder Maximillian Klemm received the ball off of a deflection and drilled a shot into the lower left side of the goal.

The scored remained 1-0 for a little over a minute and then junior midfielder Garrett Winter added to the Spartan lead with an unassisted goal after striking a shot past the Marietta keeper. The Spartans would hold the 2-0 for the remainder of the half.

After some back and forth play between the two schools, senior forward Alex Besl sealed the victory in the 71st minute of play when he beat out a Marietta defender and laced a shot past the goalkeeper to increase the lead to 3-0.

Overall, CWRU outshot Marietta 12-7, including a 6-3 advantage in shots on goal. The Pioneers held the advantage in corner kicks, 5-3. Junior forward Zachary Senft and sophomore forward Seldon Magruder led the way with three shots apiece.

Freshman Charlie Fink earned the win in goal as he made three saves to earn his first shutout of the campaign.

The Spartans have now won six of their last eight season opening games, dating back to the 2011 season.

CWRU returns to action on Sunday, September 2nd as they will head to Alliance, Ohio for a 12:00 p.m. match against the University of Mount Union.